Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The Best Photo Opportunities
Sharp-shinned Hawks belong to a small group of hawks in the genus Accipiter. Another member of this genus is the Coopers Hawk. Both are very similar in size and looks, which always leads to taking a closer look. I believe this hawk has the characteristics of a squarer tail, smaller head, broader breast stripes, and thinner legs compared to a Cooper's Hawk. The beauty of this problem is all the observations, photographs and research of guide books all take place in the comfort of my own home.